From Blue Wave to Blue Jay: John Glenn Standout Fusaro Commits to Hopkins

On Monday May 17th, InterMat released the names of the student-athletes who make up the class of 2014 at Johns Hopkins University. Among this list of distinguished wrestlers was a local face, 3x All-Suffolk/2007 DII County Champion, Matt Fusaro, a key member of the John Glenn High School squad that won back-to-back Division I team titles in ’09 and ’10 (were also the team champions in 2007; their last as a DII school). Fusaro, one of the Empire State’s top unsigned seniors heading into the week, was attracting the interest of several prominent NCAA Division I programs before ultimately making the decision to place academics ahead of athletics in selecting the U.S. News and World Reports #14 National University. In making picking his destination, the 2010 Suffolk County Bronze Medalist at 145-pounds became the third wrestler from his high school to formally commit to competing at the next level. He is joined by 2010 130-pound NYS Champion Nick Meinsen who committed to Binghamton University late last month, and 152-pound NYS 3rd place finisher/2009 NYS runner-up, Nick Terdick who opted to stay home and wrestle for Hofstra University all the way back in September of last year Continue reading “From Blue Wave to Blue Jay: John Glenn Standout Fusaro Commits to Hopkins”

The John Glenn Tsunami Aims for the Team Title

Like a tsunami, the John Glenn wrestling program has been steadily and quietly closing in on Section XI dominance. From an undistinguished Section XI finish in 2003 followed by incremental and steady improvement, the John Glenn tsunami hit shore in 2009 leaving a path of destruction in its wake. There were hints of what was to come in 2008 when they placed fourth in Section XI behind perennial powerhouses Brentwood, Hauppauge, and Huntington. Still, many have pierced Section XI’s top 5 standing only to have fallen out contention the following season.

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Like a tsunami, the John Glenn wrestling program has been steadily and quietly closing in on Section XI dominance.  From an undistinguished Section XI finish in 2003 followed by incremental and steady improvement,   the tsunami hit shore in 2009 leaving a path of destruction in its wake.  There were hints of what was to come in 2008 when they placed fourth in Section XI behind perennial powerhouses Brentwood, Hauppauge, and Huntington.  Still, many have pierced Section XI’s top 5 standing only to have fallen out contention the following season. Continue reading “The John Glenn Tsunami Aims for the Team Title”